Argo Sportfishing in San Francisco, California

Guided by Craig Hanson

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

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Captain Craig is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain with more than fifty years of fishing experience on San Francisco Bay and the surrounding waters. As a fourth-generation San Franciscan, Craig knows the history of the area and is always happy to share stories.

Captain Craig spent many years as the outdoor reporter for KRON-TV in San Francisco and created the award-winning video series "Hooked on Fishing the Golden Gate".

Argo Sportfishing Trips

The cold, rich Pacific currents that flow along California's coast make the San Francisco Bay an angler's paradise. The inshore, nearshore, and offshore water here supports a superb marine ecosystem with a huge diversity of top-notch sport and game species, all of which you can go after with Captain Craig. On this trip, Captain Craig will get you out there to target King Salmon, Halibut, Leopard Sharks, Lingcod, Rockfish, Striped Bass, and Sturgeon! This is a unique mix of species that will give you a ton of different challenges and things to enjoy! Because there are so many species to target, you'll mix it up with several different fishing techniques including bottomfishing, trolling, drifting, jigging, and more. Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Craig will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll be out there aboard his 33' Crown Custom sportfisher. Originally built in 1979, she's a purpose-built vessel that can handle anything the Bay can throw at you. She runs a 250-HP Scania engine and sports bait wells, bathroom, and a full suite of electronics to enhance your fishing. With all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle provided, you just need to bring sunscreen and your California Fishing Licenses. Get out there and hook 'em! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Premier Trip

100% (1)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $190 / person

The cold, rich Pacific currents that flow along California's coast make the San Francisco Bay an angler's (or a crabber's) paradise! On this trip, Captain Craig will get you out into the Bay to drop down for Dungeness Crab, which are a delicious and easy species to catch. In addition, hitting the bottom for Crab will also let you get hooked up on Rockfish and potentially other bottomfish as well! Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Craig will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll be out there aboard his 33' Crown Custom sportfisher. Originally built in 1979, she's a purpose-built vessel that can handle anything the Bay can throw at you. She runs a 250-HP Scania engine and sports bait wells, bathroom, and a full suite of electronics to enhance your fishing. With all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle provided, you just need to bring sunscreen and your California Fishing Licenses. Get out there and hook 'em! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Francisco

San Francisco Crab Trip (Only Available November/December)

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Recent Reviews of Argo Sportfishing

Sidney

Verified Review Fishing

Great trip Craig and Jake the deck hand did great job

Species

Chinook Salmon, Crab, Halibut, Leopard Shark, Lingcod, Rockfish, Striped Bass, Sturgeon

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, United States | Bodies of water fished: San Francisco Bay, Pacific Ocean

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